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We are not to blame for the contamination of the Baal River, says the city of Jobur



The city made an oral submission to the South African Human Rights Commission on Wednesday, saying they are not responsible for how the harsh sewage is poured into the river.

DELETERS: Severe wastewater in the settlement of Boipatong in the Val area. Picture; Sethembiso Zulu / EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The city of Johannesburg says it is not guilty of the contamination of the Val River.

The city made an oral submission to the South African Human Rights Commission on Wednesday, saying they are not responsible for how the harsh sewage is poured into the river.

Various institutions and surrounding municipalities also denied that they are behind the contamination.

The investigation began in September after the commission's inspection supervision showed exposure to a violation of the right to access clean water clean environment and human dignity.

Philip Moloko of the commission said that no one came out to claim responsibility for contamination.

"None of the institutions does so."

Meanwhile, the South African National Defense Force deployed army engineers in the local Emuleni municipality to help rebuild capacities for unsuccessful water treatment operations and prevent the flow of harsh canalization into the Val River.

(Modified by Mihaly Nsabo)


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